Sunday, April 24, 2016

Cypress Flood

April showers brings May flowers...

Well, I hope that's that case with the amount of rain that our area has received.  
Cypress and surrounding areas had flooding so bad that schools were out for an entire week!! We went to bed on Sunday and laid awake for hours listening to the scary thunderstorm and woke up to our street flooded the first time since we have lived here.  Water was over our curb, but thankfully never went any higher which is not what some neighborhoods could say.  And by Tuesday the water on our street had receded for the most part. School was first canceled for that Monday, and images of surrounding areas that were flooded started showing up all over the news and social media and it was seriously the craziest and mind blowing thing we have experienced while living here.  The water kept rising in several areas, homes were being flooded, streets completely shut down.  Our neighborhood was ok, but so many couldn't say the same.  The first couple days we weren't able to go anywhere.  Streets all around us were shut down due to flooding, and every business was shut down.  Grocery stores near us had lost power, and were functioning on very short staff.  Since their power had gone out they weren't selling anything that was in the cold or freezer section.  It was an erry thing.  By the middle of the week it was no longer raining, it was actually beautiful outside but we had no school and businesses were all closed due to people still being stuck in their homes or no way to drive in their areas with the amount of water.  
We did get pretty stir crazy, and were ready to lose our minds when we got word that school would be canceled the entire week.  I think the worst part was not all being home for so long together, but knowing that there was no where that you could actually go.  But, at the same time I felt guilty that so many people had lost so much, had a feet of water in their homes, so we tried hard to keep the complaining to a minimum.  

Lowes is super close to us, and was open a couple days in so Kevin took full advantage of the time off and built a sand box and picnic table for our backyard.  Jace played in the sprinklers, and we went for ice cream twice at a new shop that is right around the corner from our house.  On that Friday we were able to venture out a little farther so I took Dane to see a movie and we burnt off some energy at a dry park.  Oh, and when HEB finally opened up I took Jace in for a much needed haircut.  

We survived the 2016 Cypress flood!! 

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